Israel Deploys Rocket Defense System in North amid Stepped up Activity on Lebanon Borderإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Israel's military has deployed a rocket defense system to the north of the country following reported Israeli airstrikes in Syria targeting weapons believed to be destined for Hizbullah.
The military said it moved two Iron Dome batteries Sunday as part of "ongoing situational assessments."
The move came hours after Israel carried out what an intelligence official said was an airstrike in Damascus that attacked a shipment of Iranian-made missiles bound for Hizbullah.
It was the second Israeli strike in three days.
Iron Dome protects against short-range rockets. Hizbullah has thousands of such projectiles.
The deployment of the system came amid a high level of alert of Israeli troops along Lebanon's southern border, the state-run National News Agency reported.
The Lebanese army and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon also carried out patrols on the Lebanese side of the border as Israeli warplanes overflew southern Lebanon and reached all the way to the Bekaa valley.
NNA said that U.N. peacekeepers carried out the patrols along the Blue Line and mainly al-Wazzani and Ghajar, reaching the areas near Shebaa and Kfarshouba hills.